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16 Regional Parties Received Rs 24.779 Cr Donations Without PAN Details: ADR Report
16 Regional Parties Received Rs 24.779 Cr Donations Without PAN Details: ADR Report

The BJD and the YSR-C have declared total donations Rs 28.20 cr and Rs 8.924 cr respectively. The top five parties have received 81.10 per cent or Rs 189.523 cr of the total donations.

Tamil Nadu
DMK Set To Wrest Reins Of Power From Arch-rival AIADMK In Tamil Nadu

Chennai: After a decade in opposition, the DMK is on course to capturing power from the AIADMK in Tamil Nadu as per the trends made available for the 234 segments,…

Palaniswami Will Be AIADMK's CM Nominee For 2021 Tamil Nadu Polls: Panneerselvam

Chennai: Incumbent Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami will be the Chief Ministerial candidate of the AIADMK for the 2021 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, party top leader and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam announced here on Wednesday. Party co-coordinator Palaniswami announced constitution of a 11-member steering committee which includes Ministers Dindigul C Sreenivasan, P Thangamani, and […]

Chidambaram only a "burden on earth," says TN CM

Salem(TN): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Tuesday launched a blistering attack on P Chidambaram, saying the veteran Congress leader was “only a burden on earth.” The chief minister was responding to criticism of his party by Chidambaram, who had reportedly said if the Centre decided to make Tamil Nadu a union territory like […]

Rajya Sabha passes National Medical Commission Bill

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the National Medical Commission Bill for replacing the corruption-plagued MCI with a new body, in what was described by the government as one of the biggest reforms for medical education in the country. The bill that seeks to repeal the Indian Medical Council Act 1956 was passed by a […]

DMK protests, AIADMK seeks rain Gods' blessings

Chennai: Tamil Nadu’s Opposition DMK on Saturday began protests across the state against the AIADMK government’s failure to take prompt action to meet the state’s water crisis. The ruling party officials, meanwhile, were holding yagnas in temples seeking God’s blessings for the rains. With Chennai and several other places in Tamil Nadu facing an acute […]

Private temple declares OPS son as Theni MP before counting of votes

Chennai: Even before the completion of polling for the Lok Sabha elections, a private temple in Theni district in Tamil Nadu created controversy with its plaque designating AIADMK’s candidate for Theni seat P. Raveendranath Kumar as an MP. Kumar, son of Deputy Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam, is contesting as AIADMK candidate from Theni Parliamentary constituency. The […]

RS members defy Chair's order to withdraw, House adjourned for day

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was on Wednesday adjourned for the day amid sloganeering by agitating AIADMK and DMK members who, in a very unusual move, defied Chair’s orders to withdraw from the House and stayed put near the podium in the post-lunch sitting. Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu — after his appeals to restore order […]

Parliament's winter session
24 AIADMK Members suspended for continued ruckus

New Delhi:  As many as 24 AIADMK members were suspended by Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan Wednesday for the next five consecutive sittings for protesting and creating ruckus continuously in the House over the Cauvery issue. Soon after the House reconvened after adjournment, AIADMK members trooped into the Well with placards and some flinging torn […]

AIADMK hits out at DMK, says Stalin-led party is "weak"

Chennai: The AIADMK Tuesday mocked at its arch rival DMK for trying to form a grand alliance of Opposition parties in Tamil Nadu, saying it was doing so since it was “weak.” “Only the weak enlist the support of other parties and those who are strong do not have a necessity to do it… we […]

Rajinikanth condemns unlawful acts against Tamil film 'Sarkar'

Chennai: Superstar Rajinikanth on Friday tweeted in support of actor Vijay’s latest Tamil film “Sarkar”. He condemned unlawful acts such as damaging the film’s banners and demanding the removal of certain scenes from the film. A.R. Murugadoss directed “Sarkar”, a political thriller, hit the screens on Tuesday. Ever since its release, many AIADMK ministers and […]

DMK patriarch Karunanidhi no more; a peek into his life and times

Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi breathed his last at Chennai’s Kauvery Hospital today. He was 94 years old and had been admitted in the hospital since July 26. Earlier in the day, Kauvery hospital had issued a statement informing decline in Karunanidhi’s health. “He is extremely critical and unstable,” it read. Famous for his script-writing that […]

Rahul Gandhi
Tamils are being killed because they refuse to toe RSS line: Rahul Gandhi

  Chennai: Congress president Rahul Gandhi today claimed that Tamils are being killed as they refused to “bow” to the ideology of the RSS. In an apparent reference to the anti-copper plant violence at Tuticorin yesterday in which 10 people were killed in police firing, Gandhi said he was with the Tamil people. Violence continued […]

15-day parole for Sasikala after husband dies

Bengaluru: AIADMK’s jailed leader V.K. Sasikala was granted parole for 15 days on Tuesday to attend her husband M. Natarajan’s last rites, Bengaluru Central Jail Chief Superintendent M. Somashekar said. Natarajan, 74, died on Tuesday in Chennai after he was hospitalized on March 16 for chest infection and kept on ventilator support. His body is […]

Sasikala's husband Natarajan dead

Chennai:  M Natarajan (74), the husband of sidelined AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala, died in a private hospital on Tuesday. According to a statement issued by Gleneagles Global Health City, Natarajan died at 1.35 a.m. “Every possible clinical attempt was made to sustain his revival. However, despite our best efforts he was unable to recover,” the […]

Sasikala's husband surrenders before CBI court

Chennai: Expelled and now jailed AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala’s husband M. Natarajan on Thursday surrendered before a CBI court here in connection with a case involving evasion of duty on the import of a luxury car from Britain. The Madras High Court had in November upheld a trial court order sentencing Natarajan and three others in […]

Dinakaran wins R.K. Nagar bypoll

Chennai: Sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V.Dinakaran on Sunday won the by-election for the Radhakrishnan Nagar (R.K.Nagar) constituency, defeating his nearest rival, E. Madhusudhanan of the AIADMK by a margin of over 40,000 votes. Dinakaran, who was contesting as an Independent, secured around 89,000 votes. The seat had fallen vacant after the death of its sitting member, […]

I-T raids houses and offices of Sasikala

Chennai: Income Tax (IT) officials on Thursday raided 187 locations belonging to relatives of jailed AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala, her nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran and organisations connected to them in several cities, said a senior IT official. He said the search is in connection with unexplained routing of cash post-demonetisation through shell companies connected with them. […]

Sasikala gets parole, leaves for Chennai to meet ailing husband

Bengaluru: AIADMK’s jailed leader V.K. Sasikala on Friday left for Chennai after she was granted a five-day parole to meet her ailing husband M. Natarajan. “She (Sasikala) has been given parole for five days till October 12 to meet her ailing husband in the hospital in Chennai,” Bengaluru Central Jail Superintendent G. Somashekar told IANS. Sasikala, […]

Purohit sworn in as TN Governor

Chennai: Shifted from Assam, Banwaharilal Purohit was on Friday sworn in as the Governor of Tamil Nadu where the opposition and the rebel AIADMK faction are seeking an immediate floor test in the Assembly. Purohit, 77, a former MP who hails from Nagpur, was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice of the Madras […]

EC informed about merger, ouster of Sasikala: AIADMK

New Delhi: The Election Commission was today informed about the merger of the two factions of the AIADMK and the resolutions adopted at its general council meeting, including on the ouster of interim general secretary V K Sasikala, the party said today. An AIDMK delegation met the Commission and countered the claims of the rebel […]

Kamal Haasan says `no work, no pay' for legislators in resorts

Chennai: Taking on Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK again but indirectly, actor Kamal Haasan on Friday wondered why the principle of “no work, no pay” should not apply to legislators who move into resorts. Kamal Hassan tweeted: “No work no pay only for government employees? How about horse trading politicians languishing in resorts?” The Tamil Nadu […]

Will work to bring down Palaniswami government: Dinakaran

Chennai: Sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran, who is leading 21 party legislators, on Tuesday said he would work towards bringing down the K. Palaniswami government. “You (Chief Minister Palaniswami) and others have no moral right to sit in positions of power that was once wielded by Jayalalithaa. We will send this government home,” Dinakaran told a […]

AIADMK General Council ousts Sasikala, Dinakaran

Chennai: The ruling AIADMK on Tuesday cancelled the appointment of jailed V.K. Sasikala as party General Secretary. The appointment of her nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran as Deputy General Secretary also stands cancelled, said a party leader. The decision was announced at the AIADMK party general council. Sasikala was appointed as General Secretary last December following the death […]

SC dismisses review plea of jailed AIADMK leader Sasikala

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea of jailed AIADMK leader V K Sasikala seeking review of its verdict convicting and sentencing her to a four-year jail term in a disproportionate assets case. The apex court also rejected her plea for an open court hearing of the review petitions. “We do not find […]